We all know that Halloween is one of the most widely celebrated holidays in the North America, but just how obsessed are North Americans with this holiday? Here is a list of ten things people did not know about Halloween.
1. Halloween pumpkins
Pumpkins are not only orange; they are white, blue-green and red as well. They basically are just winter squash. If you are ever interested in learning more information about the various pumpkins, search for the “Cinderella” pumpkins, the Blue Hokkaido and the Red Kuri.
Fear of Halloween is called Samhainophobia. The fear is named after the original Irish holiday: Samhian Holiday.
3. Trick or treating
Going door to door and trick or treating is similar to an older tradition called “souling”. People below the poverty line would go house to house asking for food. In Ireland, trick or treating was used to gain candy and other goods. If no goods were given, a trick was played.
4.Samhian Holiday (Irish Halloween)
Halloween is a holiday originating in Ireland. The Irish tried to fend of spirits and ghosts on the Samhian Holiday (Irish Halloween). When Irish immigrants migrated to North America they brought their Halloween traditions with them.
5. Halloween – one of the most successful commercial holidays
Second to Christmas, Halloween is one of the most successful commercial holidays. Businesses make around $2 million on candy, decorations and costumes in just the United States.